Genealogy Projects tagged with Gästrikland on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Locality Gävle, Gästrikland, Sweden

    Projekti aloitettu/start 11.11.2017. History Old town (Gamla stan) It is believed that the name Gävle derives from the word gavel, meaning river banks in Old Swedish and referring to the Gavleån (Gävle River). The oldest settlement was called Gävle-ägarna, which means "Gavel-owners". This name was shortened to Gävle, then Gefle, and finally Gävle. Gävle is first mentioned as a town in off...